Ted Stevens and the Doo-Shots Sarasota FL Rockabilly
"They blew the sand off the beach when they played! " - Sven Frackleton HOT ROD ROCK RADIO
Ted Stevens carves down a fast highway creating music that combines rockabilly, roots rock, and surf with a reverb drenched guitar and a twangy vocal line...
Ted Stevens delivers a hard driving, instantly danceable blend of home grown rockabilly with tunes by rock pioneers like Johnny Cash, Elvis, and Buddy Holly, to name a few!
Ted Stevens plays over 150 shows per year. Selling thousands of CD's worldwide and recently released their latest CD "Hits, Misses and Close Calls " featuring 16 live tracks!
Stevens has honed his energetic and entertaining show by playing guitar and singing with some of the BIGGEST names in Rock and Roll...Legendary names like The Temptations, Percy Sledge, The Drifters, Platters, Coasters, and DOZENS other pop, blues, soul, and rock and roll artists.
Ted Stevens was inducted into the Rhode Island Music
Hall of Fame in April 2019 !
In 2020 Ted Stevens has added facebook live streaming concerts to his busy calendar reaching fans all over the world. This retro themed show is interactive, fast paced, featuring rockabilly, surf, blues and retro- rockers ! Free exclusive downloads for viewers of the show, Jen's Cool Cocktail Toast, and plenty of talking to the viewers make for an action packed 90 minutes!
"Donning suits, classic guitar, and a stand up bass, Ted Stevens and the Doo-Shots looked exactly how they sounded – Rocked-out rockabilly. Frontman and guitarist Ted Stevens’ enthralling performance, his guitar playing mean and smooth at the same time and his vocals on point with the classic rockers of yesteryear. And the word “style” should always be next to bassist Butch Alan’s name as he played with enough style for everyone and their mother. And to top it all off his shirt collar matched the leopard print designs on his bass..like I said style! And drummer Smokin’ Joe Hendricks looked like he was having the most fun of all. Playing behind your prototypical drumset for half of the evening, he was beckoned by Ted to come down from his full ensemble drumfort and play with only a single snare drum. There he stood alongside Ted and Butch rapping on that snare with the exuberance of a young child that just got his first drumset for Christmas. At one point he even started playing on an old sand filled drum that was being used as an ashtray. The joy of not taking yourself too seriously was evident and it created such a cool atmosphere."
- Chris Rodriguez Libro Musica 3/7/16